THE OAT, SO GOOD, BENEFITS OF OATS
People have been enjoying porridge oats for thousands of years. Before the introduction of baking ovens and unleavened bread, porridge was one of the most important staples in the British diet – if not its greatest culinary achievement.
We like to think of it as our own, but a similar dish has also been enjoyed cross-culturally for thousands of years too. In fact, most countries have their own version of porridge. Some made with oats others with different grains – barley, buckwheat, maize, rice…
But Brits like their porridge, and other breakfast foods like muesli, made with oats and who can blame ‘em?
Oats are a nutritional powerhouse full of sustaining energy. They have a CV packed with antioxidants and a better balance of the good, satiating stuff like fats, carbohydrates, and protein, compared to their other grain buddies. See you never 11am munchies.
Despite its complex benefits, porridge is a simple food. Regular oats are made purely by stripping the outer husk of the oat grass, leaving the wholegrain oat on its own to work its magic. A one ingredient wonder which can be enjoyed hot to make porridge or cold to make muesli.